Maintaining its focus on consumer safety, the Dental Board of California has issued an increasing number of citations in recent years. As noted in its 2018 Sunset Review Report to the California Legislature, citations increased by 36 percent in each of the previous four fiscal years: 47 citations in FY 2015-16; 56 citations in FY 2016-17; and 64 citations in FY 2017-18.
The five most commonly cited violations according to the report are:
- Failure to produce patient records
- Failure to follow infection-control guidelines
- Failure to comply with bloodborne requirements
- Grounds for action: Conduct of proceedings
- Unprofessional conduct
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